Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Sideswipe1954, Jun 2, 2010.
Yeah it will flop because I say so since I hate it and it's not to my personal likings.....wait...
I wage that it's a FAIL and will follow the same pattern of 'success' that the 02 MOTU did, and as well Transformers Animated. Among others. We'll see. But you can quote me on it when it's all said and done.
idk; if you remove the fact that is a remake of an 80's cartoon, i think it still looks amazing, if you were to take the fact that they're cats and make them humans, it'd still be a great looking series to me.
so to me it doesn't matter if it is thundercats, or not, what really matters is how well the story is written, and who cartoon network appeals this to.
and the REASON why TFA was not that successful, is the same reason why the other 3 series were NOT, not because it was good or not, but because it was aired in the morning. monday through friday at 6am. *repeats that is* which is a very BAD time slot, no one's up at 6 am. and the new episodes were on at what, 8am on saturdays? if they had put it on at 8 PM on fridays, i think it would of done better in the long run.
after all He-man's 2002 version was a really good show, it also suffered from the poorly timed airings though.
but personally i'd like to know WHY you think it will be fail.
He man did well rating wise. It ended because Mattel poorly marked the the action figures. The shelves were clogged with an over saturation of nothing but He-man and Skeletor figures that came 6 in a case of 8 with 2 extra figures that weren't he-man and skeletor. The line stopped selling Mattel couldn't justify the cost, so they pulled the plug on the funding for the cartoon before season2 ended. It would ave ended with Hordak being released.
TFA lasted 3 seasons and did pretty well. They were starting to plan season 4 when hasbro decided to create their own network and didn't want to continue TFA as it's partially owned by cartoon network and hasboro wants all the profits. 3 seasons isn't that bad for a cartoon series these days.
There is too wide a Generational Gap and re-translations always miss something. I stand by my theory that it will fail. And honestly I hope that it does because I HATE the animation style, 'feel', and 'revamp' of the characters.
Well that's always a justifiable theory as to why something will fail. The old "I don't like it" hypothesis.
I think it's too early to tell. But one thing that would tell me that it won't fail, at least not immediately, is because it's Bandai. And Bandai is basically Cartoon Network's boyfriend.
Why did you quote me again?
OT: any word on who the writing team is for this new ThunderCats cartoon?
Higher quality trailer.
Nearly 100 screen caps from the trailer:
Better Quality and Extended Thundercats 2011 Trailer
It really has me wondering what's going on with Thunderian society.
I'll say it again -the animation looks fantastic.
Looks like some voice actors are confirmed.
New Thundercats Animated Series Voice Actors For Lion-O & Panthro Revealed - Thundercats - ToyNewsI.com
Will Friedle as Lion-O and Kevin Michael Richardson as Panthro.
I think it's interesting that they listed The Cleveland show for Kevin Michael Richardson.
I guess 'deep voiced guy from every cartoon you've ever watched in the past decade' is too vague.
Personally, I thought he was great as The Joker in The Batman.
Keeps on getting better and better.
And we have our Cheetara, as well.
I'm not familiar with Emmanuelle Chriqui, but listening to some clips on YouTube, I think her voice will work pretty well. I'll be interested to see who they got to play Mumm-Ra and Grune. I like the way the cast is shaping up... I kinda guessed KMR would be playing Panthro for a while now, but he's a great choice. I remember that Dante Basco said he auditioned, hopefully we'll get to see him playing someone down the line.
Am I the only one that thinks Mumm-Ra's classic chant that empowers him would sound absolutely BOSS being spoken by Christopher Lee?
I agree but I do not think it would be easy to get him to do voice work for a cartoon.
How about a compromise. Corey Burton, Clone wars Count Dooku and G1 Shockwave.
It'll make me happy.
Having Ron Stoppable as Lion-o Makes sense and KMR is always a nice bonus but for some reason i think Micheal Dorn would make a better Panthro.
Looks interesting. I might check this out even though I haven't seen the original series.
I like most of the cast and crew that is behind the show.
Sir Christopher has a reputation of taking any role that can meet his fee, so if the project has sufficient funds, hiring him would be possible.
Not saying they do, but I'm just conjecturing something that would be awesome.
More realistically; Keith David would make a great Mumm-Ra in my opinion.
There in lies the problem ,I serious doubt they could meet his fee, this a cartoon not a big Hollywood production. I agree he would be great as well.
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